This is one in an ongoing series of articles on Winglets that will summarize past airlines and other operators of CRJ aircraft that are no longer in existence.
Lauda Air Italy – Lauda Air S.p.A.
- IATA Code: L4
- ICAO Code: LDI
- Callsign: LAUDA ITALY
- Italian subsidiary of Lauda Air
- Operated 1996-2007
- Operated CRJs 1999-2001
- Number of CRJs Operated: 2 CRJ-100LR
Lauda Air Italy was an airline based in Milan, Italy which was a subsidiary of Lauda Air of Austria. It operated long haul charter services to the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Maldives and Thailand as well as a small number of short haul routes within Italy. Its main base was Malpensa International Airport, Milan.
The airline operated within the Lauda Air group of airlines, but was eventually sold to other operators within Italy. When this occurred, the short haul routes were discontinued and the CRJs that had been leased from Lauda Air were returned. Following the merger of the airline into the Livingston Aviation Group, the airline ceased to exist. The airline operated two CRJs from 1999 through 2001.
Lauda Air Italy operated a pair of CRJ-100LRs that were on sub-lease from the parent company Lauda Air in June 1999. The only change made to the aircraft was that their colour scheme was altered slightly. A green shade was added to part of the tail colours to differentiate the CRJs from the other aircraft in Lauda Air’s fleet. OE-LRC left the fleet in November 2000 and OE-LRH followed in June 2001, both returning to Lauda’s main fleet at the time.
The following CRJ aircraft were operated by Lauda Air Italy:
OE-LRC (To: D-ANIM) MSN 7036 CRJ-100LR
OE-LRH MSN 7125 CRJ-100LR